A family sketches at an art activity booth at Nasher Free First Saturdays

Nasher Sculpture Center Announces Free First Saturdays

Relaunch of monthly free day offers continued access to arts programming and free admission; new community partners Neiman Marcus and Bank of America to support education programming

DALLAS, Texas (December 10, 2018) – The Nasher Sculpture Center announces Free First Saturdays, a program offering free admission and activities on the first Saturday of every month. Previously known as Target First Saturdays, the day has provided free admission and community engagement since 2007, offering access to the museum at no cost to thousands of visitors.


Beginning on January 5, 2019, the reimagined programming series now enters its twelfth year with a new format, supported by Neiman Marcus and Bank of America. Offering a rotating line-up of activities and entertainment each month—such as DJ sets and live music, food vendors, artist-led projects, guided sketching sessions in the galleries, and informal discussions of exhibitions and works on view—the series will continue to provide free access to the museum, enriching the creative community of Dallas. All activities at Free First Saturdays are scalable to every age group, from children to adults.


“We are excited to offer free admission and creative learning opportunities in a fresh new format,” says Curator of Education Anna Smith. “Free First Saturdays will allow visitors of all ages and interests to build their own experience at the Nasher, and each month will offer new and different ways to engage with and enjoy art.”


Schedule for Free First Saturday, January 5, 2019 

FREE Admission 11 a.m. – 5 p.m

Programming 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.


MAKE ART with guest artists Francisco Moreno and Shamsy Roomiani         

SKETCH SPOT sketch in the galleries with Suzuko Davis

DJ SUDIE tap your feet to the beat                               

HAVE A SIP enjoy a hot drink from the Buon Giorno Coffee Trike          

LOOK CLOSER use your observation skills to investigate art in the galleries

11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.       

ART CHAT compare artworks in the galleries with a Nasher educator                                                                                   



Free First Saturdays is presented in partnership with Neiman Marcus and Bank of America. Promotional support for Free First Saturdays is provided by Univision. Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is the public transportation partner for Free First Saturdays.


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Press contact:

Lucia Simek

Manager of Communications and International Programs

+1 214.242.5177

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About the Nasher Sculpture Center:

Located in the heart of the Dallas Arts District, the Nasher Sculpture Center is home to the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, one of the finest collections of modern and contemporary sculpture in the world, featuring more than 300 masterpieces by Calder, de Kooning, di Suvero, Giacometti, Gormley, Hepworth, Kelly, Matisse, Miró, Moore, Picasso, Rodin, Serra, and Shapiro, among others. The Nasher Sculpture Center is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm, and from 10 am to 5 pm on the first Saturday of each month. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students, and free for children 12 and under and members, and includes access to special exhibitions. For more information, visit www.NasherSculptureCenter.org.

Nasher Sculpture Center
2001 Flora Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
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